2012-2013 Jobs!

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  1. catnfiddle

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    Welcome, 123mns! That deserves a thread of its own. Why not start one and add a little more detail about your situation?
     
  2. Kat53

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    Yay, I can finally post in this thread!
    Grade/Subject: K-6 Administrative Evaluator (government-based)
    How long have you been trying? 6 weeks
    Resumes sent out? One
    Interviews? 6 "phases" for this job. Mostly performance based tasks. Two panel style interviews.
    Area: southwest
     
  3. catnfiddle

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    Yippee!!!
     
  4. mopar

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    Congrats, Kat!
     
  5. waterfall

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    Yay, Kat!
     
  6. leighbball

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    sizzla 222- Central Ohio - 3rd grade
    kcjo13- Nebraska - campus coordinator
    MathEqualsLove- Oklahoma - hs math
    sophiesmom- SE USA - 2nd grade
    waterfall- Denver, CO - 3rd grade
    Kat53- SW USA - K-6 administrative evaluator

    We have 6 jobs so far! Yay!! :D
     
  7. leighbball

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    Congrats on your new job! Sounds interesting...what will you be doing?
     
  8. Kat53

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    Thanks y'all! It came as quite a surprise because I wasn't looking for a job, but I saw the listing and just applied. The job is through a government agency so it's a 12 month position. I will be conducting evaluations for career ladder and providing PD for schools.
     
  9. leighbball

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    Very cool, kat! Congrats again!
     
  10. ayla

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    Hi all! My position got RIF'd but I went through internal interviews and have a job for next year. :)

    What grade and/or subject? Elementary (grade TBD)
    How long have you been trying? 2 weeks
    How many resumes did you send out? 4
    How many interviews or job fairs? 1
    What general geographic area? East Coast
     
  11. Kangaroo22

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    Congratulations kat and ayla!
     
  12. leighbball

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    sizzla 222- Central Ohio - 3rd grade
    kcjo13- Nebraska - campus coordinator
    MathEqualsLove- Oklahoma - hs math
    sophiesmom- SE USA - 2nd grade
    waterfall- Denver, CO - 3rd grade
    Kat53- SW USA - K-6 administrative evaluator
    ayla- East Coast - elementary teacher (grade TBD)

    We have 7 jobs so far! Yay!! :D
     
  13. leighbball

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    Congrats ayla! :)
     
  14. mopar

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    Congrats ayla!
     
  15. mommafran

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    I got a job!!!

    What grade and/or subject?
    Was interviewed for 5th but got 3rd after a last minute internal transfer.

    How long have you been trying?
    I have been looking since graduating in Jan 2012. I was subbing in the building, asked to meet the administrator and then it turned out that she had been looking at my application. I was interviewed the next day and offered the job on Monday. God is so very good.

    How many resumes did you send out?
    I submitted applications to around five districts. I must have applied for over 40 positions. Just today I got called for another interview.

    How many interviews or job fairs?
    1 interview 0 job fairs.

    What general geographic area?
    Kansas
     
  16. AlwaysAttend

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    What grade and/or subject?
    MS Social Studies/Religion Catholic School

    How long have you been trying?
    Since Jan 2011
    How many resumes did you send out?
    Easily 1,000 but no idea at this point
    How many interviews or job fairs?
    Roughly 30 interviews and 4 job fairs
    What general geographic area?
    NJ
     
  17. mcqxu

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    So exciting!!! Congrats mommafran, alwaysattend, and everyone else!
     
  18. MathEqualsLove

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    Congrats! This is definitely one of my favorite threads to read!
     
  19. sizzla_222

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    congrats guys, this is so exciting.... all these people finally getting to do something they love....
     
  20. catnfiddle

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    :partyhat::party::partyhat::party::partyhat:
     
  21. leighbball

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    sizzla 222- Central Ohio - 3rd grade
    kcjo13- Nebraska - campus coordinator
    MathEqualsLove- Oklahoma - hs math
    sophiesmom- SE USA - 2nd grade
    waterfall- Denver, CO - 3rd grade
    Kat53- SW USA - K-6 administrative evaluator
    ayla- East Coast - elementary teacher (grade TBD)
    AlwaysAttend- NJ - MS SS/Religion
    mommafran- KS - 3rd grade


    We have 9 jobs so far! Yay!! :D
     
  22. mopar

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    Congrats mommafran and AlwaysAttend.
     
  23. missklyssa

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    I GOT A JOB!!

    1. What grade and/or subject?
    Kindergarten!

    2. How long have you been trying?
    Since I graduated in December of 2010. I spent this past school year working as a Teacher's Aide in pre-k.

    3. How many resumes did you send out?
    I couldn't even tell you. Easily over 100!

    4. How many interviews or job fairs?
    4 interviews; 0 job fairs.

    5. What general geographic area?
    Lubbock, TX
     
  24. Kangaroo22

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    Congratulations, mommafran, AlwaysAttend and missklyssa!
     
  25. mopar

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    Congrats, missklyssa!
     
  26. orangetea

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    Congratulations!!
     
  27. catnfiddle

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    It gets better and better, and it isn't even the prime hiring season yet. Whoopie!
     
  28. leighbball

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    sizzla 222- Central Ohio - 3rd grade
    kcjo13- Nebraska - campus coordinator
    MathEqualsLove- Oklahoma - hs math
    sophiesmom- SE USA - 2nd grade
    waterfall- Denver, CO - 3rd grade
    Kat53- SW USA - K-6 administrative evaluator
    ayla- East Coast - elementary teacher (grade TBD)
    AlwaysAttend- NJ - MS SS/Religion
    mommafran- KS - 3rd grade
    missklyssa- TX - kindergarten

    We have 10 jobs so far! Yay!! :D
     
  29. leighbball

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    YAY!!! Congratulations!!!
     
  30. mommafran

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    congrats everyone...... this thread is totally addicting. I am so happy for all of us.
     
  31. TXteacher7822

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    I got a job today!! I'm so excited!

    What grade and/or subject? Middle School Math
    How long have you been trying? I got my certification in December and have been looking ever since for positions opening for this next school year...so about 4 months.
    How many resumes did you send out? I applied to probably 120 jobs all over Texas and emailed my resume to every principal whose email I could find on the website.
    How many interviews or job fairs? This was my 3rd interview. No job fairs.
    What general geographic area? Austin, Texas

    :)
     
  32. teacherwithlove

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    I actually got the job in October but better late than never, right?! :)

    What grade and/or subject? 2nd/3rd Grades

    How long have you been trying? I had been trying since March 2011

    How many resumes did you send out? Over 20

    How many interviews or job fairs? Fourth interview, 1 job fair.

    What general geographic area? Kern County, California!
     
  33. leighbball

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    sizzla 222- Central Ohio - 3rd grade
    kcjo13- Nebraska - campus coordinator
    MathEqualsLove- Oklahoma - hs math
    sophiesmom- SE USA - 2nd grade
    waterfall- Denver, CO - 3rd grade
    Kat53- SW USA - K-6 administrative evaluator
    ayla- East Coast - elementary teacher (grade TBD)
    AlwaysAttend- NJ - MS SS/Religion
    mommafran- KS - 3rd grade
    missklyssa- TX - kindergarten
    teacherwithlove- CA - 2nd and 3rd grade
    TXteacher7822- TX - MS Math

    We have 12 jobs so far! Yay!! :D
     
  34. kcjo13

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    Congrats! The list is growing!
     
  35. yellowdaisies

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    I can't even believe I'm posting here!!! :) :) I got a JOB! :D

    1. What grade and/or subject?
    Kindergarten, but it could change to another primary grade. (I *LOVE* primary!!)

    2. How long have you been trying?
    I finished my credential/master's program in December. I started applying in November, so 6 months

    3. How many resumes did you send out?
    I gave out probably about 15 packets at job fairs and I applied to about 25 job openings statewide, many of which were "applicant pools." I didn't send out resumes cold because MANY districts really frown on that here.

    4. How many interviews or job fairs?
    3 interviews - 1 screening at a job fair for a district, and a panel interview and a demo lesson for the job I got
    2 job fairs - this job was the DIRECT result of a job fair - the school didn't even post openings online - I cannot recommend job fairs enough after this experience!

    5. What general geographic area?
    Southern CA

    I seriously cannot even believe this is happening - it feels so surreal! The job is at a fantastic charter school that I cannot wait to work for. My DH and I need to move about 60ish miles from where we live now, but I never dreamed of getting an elementary job in this region!

    Good luck to all of you job seekers - there is hope! I found a quote on Pinterest - "Never let the odds keep you from doing what you know in your heart you were meant to do." :)
     
  36. missklyssa

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    I am 100% positive that I got this job because of the e-mails I sent to principals. I sent out an e-mail with some personal information about me (where I went to school, my qualifications, etc.) along with my reasons for wanting to work at that specific school. I attached my resume, pictures of my current classroom, and a letter of recommendation from my current principal and sent it to every principal in every school district I was interested in. I scored 3 interviews in 2 days.

    Then when a specific position opened up at a school that I really wanted, I sent a follow-up e-mail to restate my interest and specifically mentioned the position I was interested in. Send those e-mails, everyone!
     
  37. mopar

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    Congrats TXteacher and yellowdaisies.
     
  38. leighbball

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    sizzla 222- Central Ohio - 3rd grade
    kcjo13- Nebraska - campus coordinator
    MathEqualsLove- Oklahoma - hs math
    sophiesmom- SE USA - 2nd grade
    waterfall- Denver, CO - 3rd grade
    Kat53- SW USA - K-6 administrative evaluator
    ayla- East Coast - elementary teacher (grade TBD)
    AlwaysAttend- NJ - MS SS/Religion
    mommafran- KS - 3rd grade
    missklyssa- TX - kindergarten
    teacherwithlove- CA - 2nd and 3rd grade
    TXteacher7822- TX - MS Math
    yellowdaisies- CA - 1st grade

    We have 13 jobs so far! Yay!! :D
     
  39. leighbball

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    Congrats!!! K is a fun grade (although I love everything K-3)!
     
  40. catnfiddle

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    This is wonderful stuff! Does anyone know if we're ahead of last year at this time?
     

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